PolyPhotonix raises $10 million to bring its OLED-based Noctura eye mask to the US

UK-based PolyPhotonix announced that it has raised $10 million from Prevail Partners, which will help the company perform trials for the FDA with hopes to market its Notura eye mask in the US.

PolyPhotonix's Noctura 400 is a sleep mask that uses green OLED lighting panels for a non-invasive treatment for diabetic eye disease (DED). which helps patients with Diabetic Retinopathy. Pioneer supplies the OLED panels for PolyPhotonix.

Philips OLED807

The Philips 2022 OLED807 OLED TV offers LG's latest OLED EX panels, 120Hz refresh rate, Philips' 6th-Gne P5 AI picture processor, ultra-thin bezels and four-sided ambilight. The TVs are available in 48-, 55-, 65- and 77-inch options.

Philips OLED807 photo

Other features include Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HLG, IMAX Enhanced certification, DTS Play-Fi and Android TV 11 OS.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 / 11S / 11 Pro

Xiaomi's Redmi Note 11 smartphone uses a 6.43-inch 90Hz 1000-nits 1080x2400 AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 chipset, 4/6 GB of RAM,64/128 GB of storage, a microSDXC slot and a quad camera setup.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 photo

The Note 11S offers the same display, but with different specifications (such as more RAM options and an upgraded camera setup). The Note 11 Pro features an improved 6.67-inch 120Hz 1,200-nits 1080x2400 Super AMOLED display.

CSoT hopes to start supplying AMOLED display for Apple

TCL subsidiary CSoT is, according to report from Korea, interested in becoming an AMOLED panel supplier for Apple's iPhones.

CSoT has shipped sample panels to Apple, produced at its T4 OLED fab in Wuhan. If Apple's review is positive, CSoT will invest in a demo line for Apple, implementing new technologies required by Apple.

Will Samsung adopt Kateeva's inkjet printers in its next QD-OLED production line?

In 2020 Samsung decided to use inkjet printers made by Korea's Semes, in its QD-OLED production lines. This created a major problem for Kateeva which hoped to win that account, which resulted in massive layoffs including some of its executives. These inkjet printers are used to deposit the QD layer in Samsung's QD-OLED panels.

Kateeva YIELDJet TFE system photo

According to new reports from Korea, Samsung has decided to change course, and rely on Kateeva's inkjet printers in its 2nd QD-OLED production line (the SDC 98.5-Gen Q-2). The reports suggests that the Semes printers do not perform as well as Samsung hopes, and these also cost more than Kateeva's printers (but Semes is affiliated with Samsung, which helped it to get the orders).

LG Display reports its Q4 2021 financial results, with a 18% increase in revenue from 2020

LG Display reported its Q4 2021 financial results. Revenues increased 18% compared to Q4 2020, and reached $7.3 billion, while net income fell to $150 million down from $500 million a year ago. LGD says that the drop in profit is due to one-off costs related to employee bonuses, and lower LCD panel prices.

LG Electronics 2022 OLED TV lineup

For the whole of 2021, LG Display recorded all-time high revenues of $25 billion, with a 23% increase over 2020.

Watch our new e-class on Content Marketing for the Display Industry

Content marketing has become a vital part of any marketing strategy, and this is especially true for highly technical markets like the display industry. Today, we published a new video - an online lecture that discusses content marketing techniques and strategies for display industry professionals.

Content marketing involves the creation of articles, videos or any other media types that provide useful content to your audience, thus encouraging user connection, increasing brand awareness and loyalty, and of course generating useful industry leads.

BOE aims to supply Apple's with LTPO panels to the iPhone 15 Pro in 2023

BOE has been aiming to supply OLED displays for Apple for a long time. In 2020 BOE did not pass Apple's OLED quality test for the iPhone 12 , but later it it did manage to enter Apple's supply chain, only for aftermarket (refurbished models) 6.06" LTPS AMOLED displays.

Apple iPhone 12 photo

According to reports in Korea, for Apple's 2014 models, which will be introduced in 2022, BOE aims to supply similar panels (to standard models). BOE is also aiming to be the producer of Apple's iPhone 15 Pro series in 2023. The company is looking to introduce LTPO technology at its B12 AMOLED line at Chongqing, the line which has only recently started production.

eMagin reports preliminary Q4 2021 financial results

OLED microdisplay maker eMagin posted its preliminary financial results for Q4 2021. eMagin sees increased product revenues in the range of $6.8 to $7 million (up 10% to 13% from Q4 2020). Contract revenues were about $0.2 million (down from $1.5 million in Q4 2020).

eMagin XGA096 OLED-XL photo

eMagin says that its core military business is enjoying a ramp up in volume, and the company's backlog at the end of the year increased 26% from the end of 2020. The lower contract revenues were primarily due to timing of development work for a tier-one consumer customer, but eMagin continues to work on this project and anticipates ongoing contract revenue with this customer.

ETRI and KAIST researchers developed a new metal oxide charge transfer complex that can enhance OLED device efficiency

Researchers from Korea's KAIST and ETRI institute developed a new metal oxide charge transfer complex that, when dispersed in the OLED stack, can improve the OLED efficiency.

NiO and MoO3 complex (KAUST, ETRI)

The researchers have applied this material to a green and blue OLED device. The current efficiency of the green OLED was enhanced by 189%, while the external quantum efficiency of the blue OLED was improved by 17%.

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